Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina next week amid tensions between Ankara and Riyadh, the Turkish presidential spokesman said Thursday.
"We are looking at the programme," spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said in Ankara. "There could be" a meeting between the two men, he said.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey are clashing "over the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi," 59, inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last month.
Khashoggi, who was considered close to the Saudi royal family was a former newspaper editor in Saudi Arabia. He advised Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief, and has also been close to billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
Middle East insiders say some deeper subplots played into Khashoggi’s death — ties to Saudi intelligence and his relationship with the Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman branded the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.